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                    24th May 2007

1.    Music Festival

2.    Galleries Week

3.    Pizza Night at  Browns

4.    Photographic Exhibition  The Flavel

5.    Happy Birthday Dartmouth dot TV !

6.    RNLI Canoe racing

7.    Small News
 


1.     Music Festival

It was non-stop music for 3 whole fun packed days in Dartmouth.  With over 100 events it was impossible to see them all.  Here are some of the wonderful times, be sure to come next year 16, 17 & 18 May 2008!  HMS Kent and Page & Moy 'Ocean Majesty' came to visit!














 


2.    Galleries Week

This Friday 25th begins another Galleries Week with special exhibitions in various galleries. On Friday they will open from 6-9pm for music, wine, and hopefully the odd sale!  It's a great time to come a meet your friends and visit 12+ galleries over an hour or two.  You will  find it relaxing, stimulating and generally good fun to be part of the buzz!!  Thanks to Simon Drew, Trish Thomas  Baxters and the Coombe Gallery for inviting us. 

In 2005 in his 60th year, the artist Paul Riley spent a month trekking the Annapurna range in the Himalayas reaching the Thorongla Pass at an altitude of 5,460 metres. Four months later he crossed the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Hong Kong as lecturer on the world cruise of P+O liner Aurora.  See the results at the Coombe Gallery.

Baxters on Foss St is holding a mixed exhibition featuring work beginning with the letter B in a variety of mediums. Several of the artists will be there so come along and meet them.

If you don't want to miss this great event, why not come down.  For self catering click here,  for B&B click here,  for Hotels click here For a Tourist Guide to Dartmouth click here.


3.     Pizza Night at  Browns

James Brown reports:  Due to popular demand we will be repeating our rustic pizza night on Tuesday 29th May. This will feature Browns’ home-made pizzas, with such topping delights as our spicy chorizo, fresh anchovies, rocket or sweet red peppers, mozzarella, all served with a bowl of fresh salad. Pizzas will be served from 6pm. A Pizza and salad will cost £7.50 and if you book in advance, we will also give you a complimentary glass of house red or white! Call 01803 832572 to book. 
 


4.   Photographic Exhibition  The Flavel   May 25th – June 1st

Exhibiting his photography for the first time at the Flavel Dartmouth is Tony Pike formerly with the Daily Mail Group. Tony has travelled extensively throughout the world and since retirement spends a great deal of his time living in Dartmouth. His work has been published in a number of books and international magazines and he now works in a freelance capacity. Although born in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, he has been coming to Devon since he was 12 years old, probably as his ancestors came from Chudleigh and there was a natural affinity with the region. On this occasion Tony will be showing mostly pictures of the South Hams and Venice. His website is www.tonypikephotography.com


 

5.   Happy Birthday Dartmouth dot TV !

One year old, 52 newsletters, 979 images, and we are still here!  Take a look at our relentless progress by clicking here .  Without a doubt we have captured the hearts and minds of Dartmouth lovers, providing both a superb guide to Dartmouth www.Dartmouth.info and timely and informative news.  Perhaps our greatest claim to fame was the world scoop on M&S coming to Dartmouth?  Although our coverage of events such as Regatta and Food Festival are more likely to be remembered.  Our photography has featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, we are proud of Dartmouth and we love it to bits!

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6.   RNLI Canoe racing

John Fenton reports:  Dartmouth's new lifeboat crew found themselves up the creek with a paddle this weekend at the annual Canoe racing event hosted by Canoe Adventures at the Maltsters Arms, Tuckenhay. Lifeboat crew members, Chris Tracey, Ian Watton, Kevin John, Chris Wallace, Mark Strudwick, Pete Callis and Andy Carter with Dartmouth Lifeboats very own Press Officer, John Fenton and supporter Rob Perry drafted in at the last minute, made up a formidable nine strong team.

After closely fought races against ‘White Feather’ and ‘Stoke Up’ the crew powered home to their first victory against ‘Luscombe Might’, coming home a full 20 seconds in front. However, their luck didn’t hold and they were beaten in their final race by a canoe full of Morris Dancers, ‘Great Western’. Crew captain Chris Tracey said ‘It was a great day, The team worked well together and we are already looking forward to coming back next year.’ Our thanks to the Maltsters Arms and Phil Sheardown of Canoe Adventures who reports that this year’s event has raised £831.50, a new record!
 


7.     Small News  
 

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